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The Doctrine of Man

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The Doctrine of Man

  1. 1. The Doctrine of Man
  2. 2. Lesson OverviewWe are going to look at three aspects of thedoctrine of man: 1. The Origin of Man 2. The Nature of Man 3. The Immortality of Man
  3. 3. The Origin of Man
  4. 4. Point 1WE ARE CREATED BEINGS
  5. 5. We Are Created Beings1) Man is totally dependent on God!
  6. 6. We Are Created Beings1) Man is totally dependent on God!2) Man is accountable to God.
  7. 7. We Are Created Beings1) Man is totally dependent on God!2) Man is accountable to God.3) Man is a purposeful creation.
  8. 8. We Are Created Beings1) Man is totally dependent on God!2) Man is accountable to God.3) Man is a purposeful creation.4) Man is not of ultimate value.
  9. 9. Point 2WE ARE IMAGE BEARERS
  10. 10. We Are Image Bearers1) Definition of the image: man is in some respects similar to God.
  11. 11. We Are Image Bearers1) Definition of the image: man is in some respects similar to God.2) As an image-bearer, man both reflects and represents God.
  12. 12. We Are Image Bearers1) Definition of the image: man is in some respects similar to God.2) As an image-bearer, man both reflects and represents God.3) The fall damaged the image, but did not destroy it.
  13. 13. We Are Image Bearers1) Definition of the image: man is in some respects similar to God.2) As an image-bearer, man both reflects and represents God.3) The fall damaged the image, but did not destroy it.4) God is restoring the image to its former glory in his children.
  14. 14. We Are Image Bearers1) Definition of the image: man is in some respects similar to God.2) As an image-bearer, man both reflects and represents God.3) The fall damaged the image, but did not destroy it.4) God is restoring the image to its former glory in his children.5) Human dignity and equality are practical implications.
  15. 15. The Nature of Man
  16. 16. The Nature of Man1) Man consists of three 1 Thessalonians 5:23 main components: May God himself, the God of a) body peace, sanctify you through b) soul and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept c) spirit blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  17. 17. The Nature of Man1) Man consists of three main parts: a) body b) soul c) spirit2) The soul and the spirit are two aspects of one entity.
  18. 18. The Nature of Man1) Man consists of three main parts: Not … a) body b) soul c) spirit Soul Spirit2) The soul and the spirit are two aspects of one entity.
  19. 19. The Nature of Man1) Man consists of three main parts: But … a) body b) soul c) spirit Spirit2) The soul and the spirit Soul are two aspects of one entity.
  20. 20. The Nature of Man3) The functions: a) The body enables you to relate to creation. b) The soul enables you to relate to people. c) The spirit enables you to relate to God.
  21. 21. The Immortality of Man
  22. 22. The Immortality of Man1) The body is mortal, but the soul-spirit is immortal. At death, the body returns to dust, but the soul- spirit lives forever.
  23. 23. The Immortality of Man1) The body is mortal, but the soul-spirit is immortal. At death, the body returns to dust, but the soul- spirit lives forever.2) In the case of a believer, the soul-spirit returns to God in heaven.
  24. 24. The Immortality of Man1) The body is mortal, but the soul-spirit is immortal. At death, the body returns to dust, but the soul- spirit lives forever.2) In the case of a believer, the soul-spirit returns to God in heaven.3) In the case of an unbeliever, the soul-spirit goes to hell forever.
  25. 25. Conclusion
  26. 26. ConclusionCreated Beings Image BearersWe were created by The soul-spirit isGod. We have purpose eternal, and will spendand value, and we are eternity in heaven in thedependent on and case of a believer, in hellaccountable to the Lord. in the case of an unbeliever.
  27. 27. ConclusionBody, Soul-Spirit Eternal SoulsWe consist of three We are created in thecomponents: image of God, to reflectbody, soul, and and represent him. Thespirit, but the soul and fall damaged, but didspirit are two aspects of not destroy, the image.a single entity. God is restoring it in his children.

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